There’s always to tell why we go to different places to eat. Why are we here today?
1. An ex-colleague is back from US visiting us and joining us for lunch. (The famous brand with purple corporate color and HQ is at Sunnyvale. Can you guess which company?)
2. The boss is organizing this whole lunch. (and says he is paying for it. haha)
3. We saw outside the restaurant there’s a 40% off ala-carte menu.
4. Friday used to be our Indian food day. We love Indian food.
5. Our two other colleagues who does not take Indian food’s on leave too.
5 reasons should be enough right? Reason number 3 is the best of all!
There’s totally no one inside when we arrived and no one else when we left. It’s as if we practically booked the whole place for our own private function! But we were glad though. The food’s quite nice.
When we got seated, we were served assortment of papadams. There’s 2 dips to go with it. One that is minty and another that is like sweet jam. They all go very well together.
There was I think 10 of us having lunch and we ordered a LOT of food. We had them with an assortment of naans. They were all very good, especially the butter and garlic ones.
We had two plates of the Punjabi Fish Masala. They were really fragrant when it was served. Well marinated and it sure was tasty.
We also had their tandoori chicken. Almost everyone liked it. It was moist and quite flavourful.
(By the way, anyone know if Tandoori is suppose to be moist, or is it suppose to be dry as served in most places? We like it moist and we wondered if it’s authentic to be moist? It’s a bit confusing because so many other places do it dry that it has become de facto to be dry and we don’t like it.)
This is one of the 5 of 6 bowls of different dishes with gravy that we had. There was the Punjabi Prawn Masala, Punjabi Fish Masala, and a few others. By the way, it all looks the same! So I just took 1 photo of it. ;-p
You sure can eat lots of naans with these curry. We were were literally polishing our plates that was filled with the sauces till they were ‘shiny’ with the naans!
One of the vegetable dishes we had. The Aloo Gobi Matar. It’s cauliflower, peas and potatoes. Vegetable taste good this way.
(Our boss has gout and he still ate cauliflower! Boh Kia Si ah!!)
The Palak Paneer. The creamy spinach dish with cottage cheese.
I like this.
This is Bhindi Masala.
We called it ladies fingers, the US colleague calls it okra. Same same lah right?
Oh, if you are here and want to eat a single dish, the 10 of us says we will come back to just eat this Kashmiri Pulao. It’s Basmati rice with sundried fruits, almond and cashew nuts. It tasted very good! (especially with the different masala gravy and tandoori chicken!)
It was a nice lunch. The total bill was I think about $180 after the 40% discount. Thanks to the boss for the lunch treat!
We think it’s worth it after the discount. 😉 If not, it will be quite expensive per person. Think the discount is only applicable for lunch.
Shayray Punjab Restaurant
25 Lorong Mambong